In Q2 2005 Nokia led the mobile handset market with 31.9%, followed by Motorola with 17.9%, Gartner says. Sony Ericsson had 6.6%, while Siemens slipped to 4.7%. In western Europe, sales rose 9.9% to 37.4 million. North American handset sales advanced 9.4% to 35.5 million, while Latin America generated 50% growth to 25.6 million, fueled by strong sales in Brazil and Mexico. The Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, posted a 27.5% increase to 48.3 million units, buoyed by demand in China, India, Bangladesh and Vietnam.